Cultural Heritage Preservation
Advocacy & Impact
Programming & Design
It matters how we choose to remember....
Peggy King Jorde is a Cultural Projects Consultant combining more than 30 years of experience in planning, design, public art, and historic preservation projects in New York City and beyond. King Jorde served under three NYC mayors, including the Honorable David N. Dinkins providing comprehensive oversight of all capital construction projects specific to New York's cultural landmarks, public art, and art museums. Her range of support spanned project planning, development, management & design.
In 1990, King Jorde was thrust into the limelight as a pivotal figure in the fight to protect a 17th century African Burial Ground that was rediscovered during the construction of a federal office building. Under her leadership, King Jorde as project director & contractor to a federal agency, developed and led the nationwide architectural design competitions for the African Burial Ground National Memorial and Interpretive Center. Participating in a panel with art professionals, King Jorde was a leading voice in public art commissioning for honoring the historic site.
Today King Jorde lends considerable focus to consulting for developers, working with the community and civic-based preservation efforts, and lecturing aimed at building awareness and building advocacy for cultural heritage in marginalized communities in the US and abroad. She has consulted government and community stakeholders on a development project in the British Overseas Territory of St. Helena in the South Atlantic. The project is believed to be 'the largest burial ground of enslaved Africans direct from the Middle Passage.' King Jorde is a film participant and producer in the British documentary about the project, entitled "A Story of Bones," which premiered in June 2022 at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.
You are invited to peruse this website to learn more about current KING JORDE Cultural projects and events.
It matters how we choose to remember...
Documentary: "Story of Bones"
Film Participant & Impact Producer: Peggy King Jorde
Photo credit PT Films